Saint Mary Magdalene
July 22, 2014

Psalter: Week IV

Color: White

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Micah 7:14-15, 18-20
    14 Shepherd thy people with thy staff, the flock of thy inheritance, who dwell alone in a forest in the midst of a garden land; let them feed in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old.
    15 As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt I will show them marvelous things.
    18 Who is a God like thee, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger for ever because he delights in steadfast love.
    19 He will again have compassion upon us, he will tread our iniquities under foot. Thou wilt cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
    20 Thou wilt show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as thou hast sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 85:2-8
    1 LORD, thou wast favorable to thy land; thou didst restore the fortunes of Jacob.
    2 Thou didst forgive the iniquity of thy people; thou didst pardon all their sin. [Selah]
    3 Thou didst withdraw all thy wrath; thou didst turn from thy hot anger.
    4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away thy indignation toward us!
    5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt thou prolong thy anger to all generations?
    6 Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
    7 Show us thy steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.

  • Gospel

    John 20:1-2, 11-18
    1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
    2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
    11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb;
    12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
    13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."
    14 Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
    15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
    16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rab-bo'ni!" (which means Teacher).
    17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
    18 Mary Mag'dalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Song of Solomon 3:1-4
    1 Upon my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer.
    2 "I will rise now and go about the city, in the streets and in the squares; I will seek him whom my soul loves." I sought him, but found him not.
    3 The watchmen found me, as they went about in the city. "Have you seen him whom my soul loves?"
    4 Scarcely had I passed them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

    OR

    2 Corinthians 5:14-17
    14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.
    15 And he died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
    16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard him thus no longer.
    17 Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 63:2-6, 8-9
    1 O God, thou art my God, I seek thee, my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh faints for thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is.
    2 So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory.
    3 Because thy steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise thee.
    4 So I will bless thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on thy name.
    5 My soul is feasted as with marrow and fat, and my mouth praises thee with joyful lips,
    7 for thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of thy wings I sing for joy.
    8 My soul clings to thee; thy right hand upholds me.

  • Gospel

    John 20:1-2, 11-18
    1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
    2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
    11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb;
    12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
    13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."
    14 Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
    15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
    16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rab-bo'ni!" (which means Teacher).
    17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
    18 Mary Mag'dalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

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